It's here! Can you believe it is JUNE already? For many it is the start of long summer days, relaxed schedules, splashes in the pool, and wedding season! What could be more appropriate than pulling out some of your favorite Prima products to record those amazing summertime fun memories! And we are here to help you do it! First up is our Prima Product Pick for June.
It's easy to join in our contest! Just create a Prima-based project using the products and/or the colors and submit by the last day of June using the link below. We will pick a GRAND winner in July! We even have a few samples to get your mojo going...starting with our amazing Guest Designer!
Riikka's work is simply fabulous and caught our eye right away! We are so excited to present her as our June Guest Designer! Let's get to know her a bit more and see a bit of her fabulousness!
My name is Riikka Kovasin. I’m from Finland, living with my family in the capital Helsinki. I consider myself most of all a scrapbooker, but lately I’ve been drawn to experiment with ATCs, canvases, and altered projects as well. The number one topic in my pages is my family, more over my two daughters, but I’m trying to scrapbook myself and my husband, too. I adore to dip my fingers to paints and pastes, and that love sometimes leaves the "work-me" with strangely colored hands. I relax through crafting and, to me, the process of creating is equally important than the finished craft. I feel really fortunate and lucky that I’ve been chosen to design for different teams. I also contribute regularly to Craft Stamper magazine and enjoy sharing my creative process both through videos and in-person workshops.
I used the PPP color palette in both of my layouts. As the BAP project had more of the green and teal side of the palette I chose to go with the orange and red in this layout. I also was inspired by the products shown in the collage – butterflies, roses and tiny touches of metal. ~Riikka
Materials: 846848 Epiphany Manifestation of Love, 813840 Stationer’s Desk 6x6 Paper Pad, 961442 Heavy Gesso White, 961411 Modeling Paste, 576714 Watercolor Pencils Basics, 576721 Watercolor Pencils Spring & Fall, 962272 7x9 Stencil Chicken Wire, 961893 Clear Stamp Messy, 960926 Clear Stamp Fishnet, 892500 Stamp’N’Add Butterfly Wings, 569792 Alpha Canvas Large White, 549039 Backstage Sugar Blooms, 575359 Stationer’s Desk Record, 961060 Mechanicals Washers, 960407 Mechanicals Flowers Small, 573188 Stationer’s Desk Say it in Crystals
Elena Olinevich also joined in our PPP challenge this month with this gorgeous creation! She loved the richer tones of olive, gold, and pops of bright fuchsia in the color palette for June! Combining them in differing amounts resulted in this beautiful layout!
Delaina's brilliant design fits well for both the PPP and our BAP sketch this month! "I gathered multiple circle dies for this LO. I scattered scalloped, solid and open circles to make this photo pop. The addition of background stitching add to the depth and completes the page." ~ Delaina Burns
Prima Products: Bella Rouge Collection, 847104- Melange, 847272- 6x6 Paper Pad, 580568- Emiline, 580575- Leola, 580537- Minnette, 580582- Nora, 580544- Papillio, 579296- Brads, 579050- Chipboard, 579357- SIIC, 570477 Anna Marie SIIC, 564643- Metal Paper Clips, 576059- Epiphany Wood Icons. Other Products Used: Circle Die, Scalloped Circle Die, Open Circle Die, Stitching Floss
This may be our favorite sketch yet by Keren! With delightful movement created with circular designs all over the page, the whole focus still lands directly on the round photo! Just think of the creative ways to create those circles! Here are a few to get you going!
- round stamps
- stamping with cups or plates
- hand stitching
Submit your favorite BAP-inspired project right here (using the link below) by the end of June for a chance to win a fabulous Prima prize...and see your work featured here on our blog! Here are a few projects by our talented guest, and design and education teams, to set you off!
"I immediately fell in love with the circular shapes in the sketch! One of my favorite things to do when scrapbooking is to grab a pencil and doodle loose circles to the background to guide the eye in. Those swirls in the sketch reminded me of these, so I grabbed a pencil after adding some mist and paint to the page. I also added circles with two different stamp sets, and added a larger circle on top of my photo using Black Wire Thread. " ~Riikka
Materials: 960049 Sunrise Sunset X-Radiant, 846947 Coffee Break 6x6 Paper Pad, 580322 Color Bloom Deep Teal, 576714 Watercolor Pencils Basics, 962272 7x9 Stencil Chicken Wire, 961893 Clear Stamp Messy, 580247 Cling Stamps Coffee Stains, 961978 Cling Stamps Net & Wire, 569792 Alpha Canvas Large White, 579098 Archivist Chipboard Stickers and More, 572051 Wire Thread Ink Black, 573157 Cartographer Say it in Crystals
Louise just loved, loved, loved the circular watermark effect pattern on the sketch, so she tried hard to emulate it using her favorite Color Bloom spray - Vintage Coal. Isn't the result, and the whole project, simply divine? Gorgeous work as usual, Louise!
Prima Products: 961770 Art Sugar Black, 573799 Color Bloom Spray -Vintage Coal, 572372 Resin Frame Antique White 3, 572051 Wire Thread Ink Black, 712037 Prima Flowers Black Diamond, 573157 SIIC
“Alice is growing very fast. She's very funny when posing for photos! I think this picture is perfect to compose this layout! I love the bubbles in this sketch and I found it challenging to interpret. But, I liked the end result and working with this beautiful collection!" ~Luciana Warnowski
Prima Products: Garden Fable Collection Blushing Floral paper #8477227, tag me #579500, wood icon #579562, brads # 579319, flowers #582616, #582609, glitter set Caribbean seas #961565, metal die-cuts #572815, Coffee Break Collection siic #576219, 3D matte gel #961398, cling stamp coffee stains #580247, distress ink worm lipstick and wire threads.
There you go! We hope you find our June BAP and PPP immensely inspiring! Join in with your Prima-based entry at anytime through-out June by clicking on either link and uploading your project right here on this post!